The Dunedin Musicians come up from the deep south, set up camp (AKA the ‘Silver Beaver Lodge’) and organise an annual ‘themed come all, get together’. 

The idea is for newcomers and old friends alike to meet, share and enjoy a fun evening, catch up on ol’ goss and meet new people.. 

This event  happens on the Saturday late afternoon, prior to the evening concert.

Dress in your themed attire and come along with a plate of nibbles to share and you own drinks.

Silver Beaver Lodge: – pre-concert dress-up party on Saturday night – this year’s theme is “Waifs and Strays”.
The Silver Beaver Lodge will be providing a home and shelter for “Waifs and Strays” who will no longer be at the peril of hardship or loss as there will be a warm welcome with the usual Southern Hospitality.

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Thank you for your interest in the Canterbury Folk Music Festival. If you require any additional information about the event or how to apply, please contact us:

Canterbury Folk Music Festival
P O Box 964, Christchurch 8140

ph: 027-454-3885